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Sep 9, 2013 2:30am PDT
quote start. >> the slow drip of nsa leaks continues. classified documents reports that the obama administration spied on petrobraa, the oil producer and claims they focused often the computer network there and well as for a money transfer firm. president obama has publicly asserted intelligence gathering is focused on stopping terrorist threats and fighting international crime. james clapper, the u.s. national
Sep 8, 2013 5:30pm PDT
the obama administration goes on a media blitz to convince a skeptical public to support military action in syria. >>> in our signature segment, broadway's most celebrated living composer and lyricist, stephen sondheim. >> i can't imagine anybody approaching every single new project without doubt. in fact, i fink if you do it is probably not going to turn out that well. >> and, from bogota columbia to columbia south carolina, caring for the homeless next, on pbs newshour weekend >>> made possible by judy and josh westin, the wallace family. the cheryl and philip millstein family, rauz ln p. walter. corporate funding provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement products. that is why we are your retirement company. additional support provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. this is pbs news hour weekend. >>> good evening. thanks for joining us on this first sunday of our new broadcast. i'm hari sreenivasan. the president of syria, bashar-al-assad,
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Sep 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
inside the obama administration about this rollout? what are they really worried about most? >> well, you know, the problem here for democrats, they have been telling themselves for years, you know, our problem politically is we're running against a law that has not even yet started. people don't like it. and so when they finally get it, they will understand how great it is. the big fear is that is not going to be the case. and that as you have benefit shock and price shock and you lose your doctor and combined with people -- layoffs at companies trying to avoid being hit by this law, reduced hours, that there is going to be a public revolt against this, which is going to be reflected in next year's midterm elections. >> right, but the history of entitlements, social security, medicare, medicaid, is that despite initial glitches, people come to love the free lunch. they love the subsidies and they warm to it. is that going to happen again this time? >> i don't think so. let me put it this way. who are you going to believe about obama care? joe rago or barack obama? because we just heard t
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Sep 29, 2013 12:00pm PDT
the so-called medicaid plus. what is the big fear in the obama administration? what are theyin worried about most? >> the problem for democrats they have been telling ha themselves for years, our problem politically is that we are running against a law that has not yet started. people don't like it.nall you when they finally get it, they will understand how great it is. fea the big fear is that will not be the case. as you have benefit shock andk n price shock and you lose your doctors and combined with people people -- layoffs and companies avoiding being hitanie by this law and reduced hours then there will be a public revolt against this that will be reflected in next year's mid-term elections. >> right. but the history of entitlement, social security,iso medicare, medicaid and people come to love the free lunch and the subsidees . is that going to happen thisthis time? >> i don't think so. t let me put it this way. thi who are you going to believe about obamacare? joe rago or barack obama? we heard that this will provide high quality health care for less than the cost of your cell
Sep 7, 2013 10:00am EDT
. if the obama administration existed in the corporate world would be prosecuted local times after the scandals they have been involved in and the obama administration has gotten out from under that. is not unique to the obama administration. obama has taken that to a new level. as far as the criminality of the obama administration certainly benghazi, fast and furious, all these things because to the level of executive power pushed by the obama administration and they head it off on low-level employees who never naturally exist as soon as anybody finds out about it. the obama administration runs very much like a mafia organization. bosses have to know what low-level forces are doing, ask people to rid of this meddlesome priest and a meddlesome priest is gone. >> host: dan is in new jersey. >> caller: raised under communism and came here and invariably joined americans for freedom, became -- in the 60s, berkeley during the student uprising. i am very familiar with the left because of my political activities and very familiar with the right and i have to point out to you that your problem is the
Al Jazeera America
Sep 16, 2013 7:30pm EDT
will this impact the obama administration's plans? >> it's too early to say. the syrians once again hold all of the cars on this. if the syrians don't do what they are supposed to do, and reveal all of their stockpile of chemical weapons by next weekend, then obama is going to look like he has been played. on the other hand now that this report has come out, a lot of other countries are likely to fall behind the united states in favor of a potential attack on syria. so that is why the obama administration and the brits and the french, the three key allies on the security council are determined to keep up some kind of pressure on syria with the promise of use of force if they don't do what they have promised to do. >> john terrett thank you very much. >>> air and rescue efforts are back underway on the flood in colorado. authorities are trying to reach hundreds of stranded residents. and president obama looks to refocus on the economy with a warning to republicans in congress. that's just ahead. sachin asked the indian media not to put too much pleasure pressure on the teenager. >> my son sta
Sep 1, 2013 11:00am PDT
. president obama said he will seek congressional approval for action and his administration is busy makecation, a classified briefing to members of congress is getting started. officially congress isn't back in washington until september 9th, but the senate foreign relations committee will hold a hearing on tuesday and we've already heard a lot of reaction to the president's announcement from washington and around the world. we start our coverage in damascus, syria, with bill neely, i itm, in damascus. what has been the response to president obama not striking before getting u.s. congressional approval? >> reporter: the first reaction from here came, i'd say, about two minutes after he finished speaking at the white house, when syria's army began shelling rebel held districts in damascus after day of calm. after that came the mocking-in newspaper headlines one saying the american retreat starts here. the ministers and diplomats weighed in, the ambassador to the united nations saying obama and cameron had climbed the tree but didn't know how to get down. the deputy prime minister say
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Sep 1, 2013 2:30am EDT
of the program. it hurts the recipients at the end. >> eric: should the obama administration pull back on this? some people say it would be unfair or not good policy. at some point, don't you have to make it harder to get some of the benefits? >> completely. you have $5 billion people receiving food stamps. many are in need. there are children that need the working poor. we have to talk out the fraud ineligibility requirement. there should be a standard there. therehould be oversight with the work requirement involved with the programs as well. >> eric: right,ight, right. wayne, when it's so much better to be on welfare than get a job, that doesn't entice people to look for jobs. right? >> correct, eric. the congress recognized some of this, back in 1996. the congress tried to put in the welfare reform act in which the congress said there is going to be a specified amount of work that you have to do to qualify for this. 20% of that has beenwayed by the obama administration -- waived by the obama administration. so the work, the work requirement has been dissiped. so anybody can get welfare now
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Sep 1, 2013 12:30pm PDT
and the allegations of the chemical weapons attack. as the obama administration now decides to ask congress to authorize a military strike against the bashar al assad regime. hello. i'm greg. welcome to the news headquarters. >> i'm heather childers. we are waiting for the outcome of the briefing and the president's call to take military action. >> nobody wants to have a slippery slope. i'm not for boots on the ground. i'm not leading to the war. i think for us to stand by and be silent when the acts are being committed. >> we have live team coverage. leland vittert is standing by in the mid east bureau. first let's go to peter. what is the latest on the hill. they just wrapped up. >> they did, heather. lawmakers did just receive the first briefing since they found out yesterday that they are going to have a chance to vote on whether or not they should authorize the use of military force against the assad regime. since it is a holiday weekend, only 60 or 70 lawmakers showed up. it was mostly house members and senators. some wore suits. some were wearing jeans for presentations by officials
Sep 23, 2013 6:30pm EDT
on the obama administration, you objected to some of the chronnyism. >> let's talk bush. >> the big business shows up at the white house, yes, okay, we'll delay it. little people? not so interested. >> 91% of the job growth has come into place has been full-time employment, not part-time employment. let's talk about the exception that we're making on the business side. don't you think it's responsible for us to implement this thing in a responsible way to respond to some of these concerns? >> the exchanges has not been texted for security and privacy. >> that's not true. >> it is true. the common-sense legislation said let's delay them until outside people can certify their privacy and security concerns of met. the individual mandate, the senate won't take up that bill. let's delay the parts at least that are very problematic. >> i know you're unhappy with parts of obama care, and most americans want to turn back parts of this legislation as well. why should we continue with this when it's been delayed, and as bill said, classes of people have been exempt from it. it's been changed. why woul
Al Jazeera America
Sep 6, 2013 5:00pm EDT
this word indefinite. >> they're all in the categories of detainees that the obama administration wants to get out of guantanamo. they want every single detainees out so they can close it down. how do they do that? there are four vague paths all of which are proving problematic. first is trial. they can't do that's they won't give funding. the second is military tribunals. they've been hesitant to do this. there is a really high acquittal rate. and they're worried that people for who they want convictions will be acquitted. this is because this is not what military tribunals were designed to do and eviden evidentiary to. the other is having them moved to another treasure. they gave yemen a whole bunch of money to build a prison complex, but they've backed off because of prison breaks so there are security concerns. the fourth one is really important. 84 out of 164 have been cleared for release. the u.s. thinks these are not people we should have locked up in any prison, and it sound like it should be easy and maybe in principle it should, but there is a little problem and big problem wi
Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 5:00am EDT
military action by the obama administration b even if the american congress does not vote for that action and then a question for secretary kerry, sir, with the obama administration consider releasing still more intelligence or perhaps some physical evidence of syrian use which you did not provide to counter the assertions and is there anything that links mr. assad directly to the attack and do you have such information or not and do you think it matters if you don't have such information? thank you. >> on the first part of that question, and you can gather from some of our opening remarks that the uk is heavily engaged and addressing problems thrown up by the crisis in syria and the g-20 nations and organizations and looking at how we seriously ramp up the humanitarian assistance with new diplomatic efforts on getting humanitarian access which is one of the great problem, this is a regime that actually tries to prevent humanitarian aid getting to its own people in some cases, removes medical supplies or obstructs medical supplies from getting to the right place. so the prime minister con
Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 11:00am EDT
the opposition group into those two camps. we have more. >> these are the men that the obama administration doesn't want to see in power, and they know it. that is why al-qaeda-linked groups in syria are maintaining a low profile. it seems they feel they could be just as much a target as the syrian regime if the u.s. decide to take military action. >> it seems that the western powers have also decided to take advantage of this unique opportunity to destroy some of the rebel groups against whom they have a certain ambivalence. they don't trust them. >> so far the u.s. has not said any of those groups will be targeted by their presence worrisome in congress who believe they might be in position to take advantage of any u.s.-led military action. u.s. secretary of state john kerry has put syria's fractured opposition into two camps: the good guys and the bad guys. that means groups linked toal quite and the supreme military council but it's more complicated than that. >> heading the moderate opposition the obama administration argues military intervention would help put its forces in a position of fo
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Sep 14, 2013 8:00am PDT
. >> the u.s. economy is still in the custody of the obama administration. they did the wrong thing at the worst time. meaning the recession of this in the u.s. gigantic bureaucracies that are putting a lot of companie companies. they have a bunch of other reform. the problem also, too, is that the stigma is getting lost on food stamps. that is scary as well. >> david: john, i hope emac is right. people still prefer a job. i filled out a form from benefit department of the new york city government. i am a single guy making $10 an hour. what we start out. am i eligible for anything. i got a long list of what i'm eligible for in terms of welfare. i wonder whether we reach the point that makes more sense not to work and rely on government welfare. >> i don't think so. i'm an optimist. look at reagan years and the clinton years. americans love prosperity and they're happier when they are working and they have the opportunities. i think what the times show us is that government is expert at wrecking an economy. through spending increases, overtaxing us, overregulating us through obamacar
Al Jazeera America
Sep 26, 2013 5:00pm EDT
employees or face consequences. the obama administration worked with lawmakers to push the enforcement of this clause to 2015. today 27 states have opted out of paying for their exchanges. one of those states is louisiana. >> what would happen if the federal government had to cut back, and it got so out of control that these cuts were then forced upon the state. >> reporter: in a final push president obama took the stage on thursday. >> i remember the fear michelle and i felt when sasha was a few months old, and he got meningitis and we raced to the hospital and we arterrified and never felt so scared and helpless in all of my life but we were fortunate enough to have good health insurance, and i remember looking around that emergency room and thinking what about the parents who aren't that lucky. in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one should go broke just because they get sick. >> reporter: nearly a quarter of uninsured americans now plan on purchasing health care because of the exchanges. but for the rest of the country it remains to be seen if they will tak
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Sep 14, 2013 11:00am EDT
of the labor force. but obama administration is taking credit for it. but if that's, so why aren't more on food stamps? >> no question that the obama economy created growth in the number of people collecting disability, food stamps and unemployment for a year. but the dilemma is how to be compassionate without working incentive. prosperous people like everybody on the set should dip in their pocket and welfare allotments should be actually greater. >> david: what? >> however, the worker requirements for all the programs should be greater. right now; obama administration is moving in the other direction and trying to weaken the work requirement. it's easy -- >> david: to bill's point there are states that are trying to do that. in ohio, the such governor of ohio, john kasich said able-body people receiving food stamps need to work for the food stamps. do you think on a state level it could gain traction? >> i do. the supplemental program, snap, tripled in size. we spend $70 billion a year helping support 47 million americans. that is one out of seven americans on food stamps. how do we help thes
Al Jazeera America
Sep 1, 2013 10:00pm EDT
are considered too dangerous to release, but impossible to try. an obama administration task force has said either there isn't sufficient evidence against them, or what evidence there is, is tainted. >> mr. rumsfeld, hello, mr rumsfeld, it's wab kinew with al jazeera. >> yes sir. >> i'd like to ask if i could speak to you for a minute. we're doing a documentary on guantanamo bay prison. >> you make an appointment with my office and see what happens. >> we've tried to contact you thru your office and they haven't (door slam) gotten back to us. mr rumsfeld we'd like to know why, how you justify detaining many men in guantanamo bay who are innocent and can't be tried in court. >> you've told the american people they're hardcore al qaeda operatives. you can't then suddenly say, "oh, made a mistake. these people were not really tough al qaeda operatives. oh, my god. we've got to reverse this. we've got to close this camp." you can't do that. it's politically impossible. >> we came to yemen to see what sort of life awaits the men after guantanamo. however no detainee has returned here since 2010.
Al Jazeera America
Sep 4, 2013 5:30pm EDT
adnan these pills after he got to his cell. >> before adnan died, the obama administration had placed a moratorium on returning to yemen, even those it had cleared for release. over the years, countries like saudi arabia, afghanistan and pakistan have seen almost 90% of their guantanamo detainees transferred, whether to prisons or to freedom. but so far, fewer than a fifth of yemeni detainees have been returned. >> these parade grounds were filled with thousands of spectators on national unity day in 2012, when a member of al qaeda blew himself up right here. the blast killed some hundred army officers and injured 200 more. now there's nothing to suggest a connection between the bomber and guantanamo. but this highlights one of the fears the us government has with returning detainees to this country. that after their return, they might carry out an attack like the one commemorated here, or even ones against american targets. >> what we say to the americans is that "if they help yemen, as far as security issues are concerned, that they and our regional players also help in the rehabili
Sep 5, 2013 10:00am PDT
right now and the obama administration accusations russia is blocking action at the united nations but because of the ns a's surveillance programs and edward snowden being granted temporary asylum and snowden is in russia where we're standing now and he is not the subject of conversation. it is about syria. this has been really on the president's mind and the advisers minds within the obama administration who are with him on this trip and we heard the president say that in that just a bit of sound that you played a few moments ago with the prime minister of japan and, suzanne, i want to let you know earlier this afternoon the press secretary for russian president vladimir putin held a briefing here in st. petersburg and russia's equivalent of jay carney and i asked him a question about the obama administration claiming that russia is blocking action at the united nations security council. he side stepped that question and went to really the russian default response to these issues about syria and said the world needs to remember the lesson from iraq. here is what he had to say. >>
Sep 7, 2013 11:00am PDT
information on capitol hill involving the obama administration and national security. why now? why would this videotape be afforded to us, be revealed publicly like this when so many members of congress have not seen it behind closed doors? >> fredricka, that's a very good question, and the timing is of clear significance here as the president and his team make the case. not sure why it would be revealed now, but i can build on what david kaye said a moment ago. in our reports over the past few weeks on the release of sarin gas and its effects and the effects of chemical weapons. i also interviewed a chemical expert from the proliferation of chemical studies. the images we're seeing here, and the use of sarin gas, she also reiterated that, because we talked about chemicals she has seen and others, and she told me, quote, if you don't have a gas mask on in an incident such as this, your body will begin to shut down. it's not just what you see on the videos with the twitching, and the convulsing, you will die within minutes. essentially your nerves shut down and you asphyxiate almost
FOX Business
Sep 14, 2013 4:00am EDT
that u.s. intervention may not occur if. the obama administration he is not making new demands, at least not in public, and is not issuing ultimatums beyond that divestment of chemical weapons. we take up all of these issues here tonight. also tonight, tell ben dazzling terrorists stormed the u.s. consulate in afghanistan setting out to car bombs and triggering a tense gun battle with u.s. and afghani security forces. officials on the ground confirmed that at least two security guards were killed along with at least seven terrorists while confirming that all u.s. troops word safe as american forces moved into the area to secure the site. back home, widespread flooding in the state of colorado is already planning three lives. now it is forcing new rounds of evacuation's. a colorado national guard evacuate the ente town of lyons, a community of some 2,000 located just north of bouer as well as the eldorado springs to the south. residents there are without power tonight or runni water and trapped by flooded out roads and almost every direction. additional rainfall is also threatening more f
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Sep 10, 2013 7:00pm EDT
of military strikes. the obama administration already taking credit for a deal that has not been agreed to. here is secretary of state kerry earlier today. >> is the credible threat of force that has been on the table that for the first time brought this regime to even a college that they have a chemical weapons arsenal. it is the threat to this force, and our determination to hold them accountable that has motivated others to even talk about their real incredible international action to have an impact. >> despite those opportunities the president is still crafting his speech how to eliminate the threat in syria. so far it has been an utter failure according to a new fox pulls 60 percent of americans disapprove of the president's handling of the situation in syria. head henri has our report. >> with obama back into a corner he is in desperate need of the escape hatch so officials tell fox with the speech to the nation the president will call for a diplomatic ties to the votes whether to authorize military force. he will lay out a to attract process where that will still be held over the he
Sep 5, 2013 9:00am PDT
at all? >> what we heard from administration officials is president putin and president obama plan to meet on the margins as they call it and that's sort of a i guess you could say a metaphor for the relationship right now. it is very much on the margins. they are not supposed to have a pull aside or any bilateral summit. if there is a conversation it is going to be almost impromptu. i heard from administration officials obviously they will be trying to set it up in advance and it is not going to be very formal nonetheless and one thing that i think you can make at this point is that there are just too many huge obstacle that is stand in the way of a warm relationship between these leaders. it has been said maybe they don't like each other and president putin tried to put that to rest earlier this week and the obviously the body language is chilled, a bit stilted and we'll see as this goes on whether it warms up at a all. >> we want to talk about what is at stake with russia. they share a port and also have a trade relationship and it is not necessarily a very significant one. the
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Sep 15, 2013 2:00pm PDT
? >>> and "time" editor rick stengel joining the obama administration. what does that say about the mainstream media. >>> is facebook bumming you out? new research says having lots of online friends can be downright depressing. >>> plus jimmy kimmel fools the media, but why waste our time over twerking? i'm howard kurtz, and this is "media buzz." >>> we want to hear from you. send me a tweet about the show and we'll read the best ones at the end of the program. >>> president obama is again trying to seize the media offensive after getting pummeled by the press overseeria. he taped an interview that aired earlier today on "this week." >> words like ad hoc, improvised, unsteady come to mind. this is probably the most undisciplined stretch of foreign policy in your presidency. what do you make of that? >> well, i think that folks here in washington like to grade on style. >> and when the president sat down with anchors from nbc, abc, cbs, fox and pbs, the questions signalled a widespread view that his strategy didn't quite seem to add up. >> are we back from the brink? is military strike on pause
Al Jazeera America
Sep 7, 2013 2:00am EDT
are targeted. >> syria wants military action. the obama administration administration has been seeking approval for limited action, limited or not for now what is clear is that washington won't use combat troops on the ground. >> the us said it doesn't want to get involved in syria's civil war. taking out military targets may rebalance the military situation in the opposition's favour, which in turn could lead to a political solution. >>> un secretary ban ki-moon asked weapons inspectors to speed up their work and release their findings. edward lock is the dean of peace studies and worked under ban ki-moon. thank you for being with us this morning. the question that is, in many cases, asked is the un is regarded as being a huge battleship that moves slowly. is there a fast-track, a sense of urgency within the un. >> there's several uns, there's the un of the security council, which passed a couple of resolutions on syria and presidential statements. the big ones, the use of force and coercion is blocked by russian vetoes, and chinese well. >> you have the humanitarian un, the special joint envo
Sep 7, 2013 10:00am PDT
on them because we have verified the obama administration is showing them to members of congress in classified briefings in hopes of building a case to support military strikes against the assad regime. we are going to show you the videos, but i want to caution viewers that some of the images if not all are disturbing. if you have children, i would ask them to leave the room. these are disturbing images and they are images that members of the senate who have seen these say they were moved by. they were briefed on the videos on thursday. they were told they were just a representative samples, but able to verify in a few ways. again, i want to caution our viewers that some of the images are disturbing. this first video is from jabar, outside damascus. runs about 60 seconds and focuses on a little boy who looks about 7 or 8 years old in a room full of individuals who are look at though they are dying or dead. many of them are children. about a 60 second video. i want to go to video two now. the second video of these 13 videos, if we could go to the second video now, is filmed, the i
Al Jazeera America
Sep 3, 2013 6:00pm EDT
, of course we begin with syria and for the obama administration it's been a day of lobbying congress to take action. it is part of what the white house is calling its flood zone strategy. this morning president obama met with leaders at the white house. he picked for the support of john boehner and eric cantor. before the meeting the president tried to reassure americans. >> the military plan that has been developed by our joint chiefs and that i believe is appropriate is proportional. it is limited. it does not involve boots on the ground. this is not iraq. and this is not afghanistan. this is a limited proportional step that will send a clear message not only to the assad regime but also to other countries that may be interested in testing some of these international norms, that there are consequences. >> we have also heard from the syria government today - the country said un ambassador spoke a while ago challenging military action. >> who appointed the american administration to anticipate on the outcome and the findings of the mission of investigation? how could the united states of ame
Sep 8, 2013 11:00am PDT
the aftermath of what the obama administration believes was that august chemical attack. and more lawmakers will be shown it at briefs open to all house members tomorrow, all senators later in the week. when chief of staff dennis mcdonough said that video should a matter the decision-makers. >> in terms of turning a blind eye, i hope before any member of congress makes his decision how to vote, they look at that video you all made available too the world yesterday. take a look at that. if members of congress want to say there should be consequences for this action they have to vote yes on this action. >> for those who talked about watching the video, it is horrible, they agree, difficult to watch. no one said it changed their mind at this point how they feel about supporting a strike on syria. take a look at the latest cnn vote tally. we'll start with the senate, the first to vote where the opinions so far the most evenly divided. 25 yes, 20 no, 55 undecided. probably take 60 yay votes to mass the resolution and could be as early as wednesday. look at the house. more clear disagreement with
Sep 2, 2013 3:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: the obama administration today ratcheted up its campaign, pressing u.s. lawmakers to back a missile strike against syria. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour this labor day, we assess the military options as u.s. ships move into the red sea. plus, margaret warner-- on the ground in cairo-- gets reaction from the arab world. that the united states could act effectively, and was doing it really with the region's interests at hearts. >> brown: then, ray suarez examines how the civil rights movement influenced drives for equal rights for women and gay americans. and it took 53 hours in the water and 35 years of trying. diana nyad became the first person to swim from cuba to florida without a cage. >> we should never, ever give up. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >
Sep 11, 2013 9:00am PDT
happening with the obama administration and also he was talking about the day that we have today, which is the anniversary of september 11th, not just about 1 years ago but last year in benghazi. but the idea that this was being rushed through has certainly changed. and what is happening now is members of the senate and the house in both parties are kind of quietly working on an alternate resolution that would take into account any diplomacy and but they say even that is kind of very much on the back burner as they watch what happens, particularly with this meeting tomorrow. >> all right, dana bash, a dramatic turn on capitol hill. thank you. appreciate it. we're following this. a car bomb exploded this morning in benghazi, libya. important to remember, of course, on what day here when we talk about benghazi. nobody was killed in the attack, but it is the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the one-year assault on the u.s. consulate that killed four americans including ambassador christopher stevenson september 11th, of 2012. >> since that day, bombings and shootings in benghazi indeed
Sep 3, 2013 12:00pm PDT
, senators questioning members of the obama administration about the request for congress to authorize military action against syria. live from washington with more on the senate committee hearing. good afternoon, jaclyn. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. senator barbara boxer says those who use chemical weapons was the held accountable. let's take a live look at the senate relations committee hearing that began about 30 minutes ago. secretary of state john kerry, defense secretary chuck hagel asking -- by making the obama administration case for making military action against syria. they accuse chemical weapons against his own people. senators came back early for the hearing. they want to back until next week. in opening statements, this is one of the most important decisions this committee will make. >> that the world is watching not just to see what we decide, but it is watching to see how we make this decision. >> congress remains divided on issue of military action in syria. there will be another closed- door hearing tomorrow. later today on channel 2 news, hear what senator boxe
Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 8:00am EDT
. >> for american credibility abroad and obama administration's foreign poles are at stake. all the media blitz is an indication of just that. the president made a trip about two miles north of here to the vice president's residence, dropped in on a dinner that vice president biden was hosting for represent senators. he's the six interviews today. tomorrow, he's expected to make a rare trip up to capitol hill. departments every tuesday in session meet behind closed doors in the senate for a lunchen, the president expected to visit there. there is the speech tomorrow night, prime time. he spoke that saturday afternoon when he made that surprise announcement that he was going to go to the hill for authorization to begin with, but that is a limited audience. the white house feels that a prime time address, all of these interviews, most which will be aired over and over again domically and nationwide is the way to turn the tide of public opinion that has been running the wrong direction as right field in the votes in congress. leaving nothing off the table, the white house is using all the tools in
Al Jazeera America
Sep 6, 2013 9:30pm EDT
died in ice custody. the obama administration announced they would reform the system. among ice officials, broward is held up as a model of that reform. >> what you'll see in broward as compared to certainly a county jail or some of our other more secure detention facility is a lot of freedom of movement, you see an interior space where people when they leave their rooms and they're housed in rooms rather than cells are pretty much free to walk anywhere between the perimeter of the -- within the perimeter of the building including outside. >> relatively speaking it looks great, it's probably the facility where most people want to be if they have to be in detention. but it's certainly not an alternative to detention which we were being told by officials it was, when it first opened. >> cheryl has been defending immigrant rights,. >> 80% of immigrants from detention have no attorney and no right to an attorney. >> how can you be in the legal system and not be entitled to an attorney? isn't it a guarantee? >> it's a guarantee if you are in criminal court. it's not a guarantee if yo
Al Jazeera America
Sep 1, 2013 3:00am EDT
in turkey. first of all, how is the syrian opposition reacting to the approach the obama administration is now taking to military intervention? >> reporter: well still waiting for the syrian national coalition to issue some sort oh of a statement later on sunday. they expect they will do so in the coming hours but late saturday, a spokes person for the syrian national coalition said he was surprised at president obama's decision to consult with congress before ordering a military strike. he said that decision will disappoint many people inside syria. we spoke to some people within syria, mainly in the north part of the town where a rebel commanders say that now they've lost all faith that america will indeed carry out a strike against president assad's forces. another person said that or gave a contrary position saying that it he's sure that america will carry out such an attack and if they didn't do so then president obama will this suffer a huge political blow. >> how are you other u.s. allies like turkey also viewing the position by the obama administration? >> reporter: well, a spok
Al Jazeera America
Sep 3, 2013 11:00am EDT
there was criticized for not getting congressional approval for the war in iraq now the obama administration is -- >> brit sized bio bomb a. >> exactly. in fact, your administration was criticized by then senator obama. is the white house doing the right thing this time? >> i think it's the only thing that president obama can do. he's not exactly a hawk. and he says -- >> but is it the right thing? >> yeah, i think it's the right thing. i do. i think many don't think we should go in syria. and so, of course, it's very smart for him politically. because he will have some cover. we'll have debates, i went to congress and if congress votes that way, who knows, it's 50/50. if congress votes no, what can he do? he wants to go with what the american people want. and if they say yes, well, then he says, look, i have the approval of congress. i am good. either way it's a better situation for the president. >> stand by because we continue to watch the white house wait for this situation that will he ledger in the meantime, french president says he is waiting for the u.s. congress for their decision o
Comedy Central
Sep 13, 2013 9:00am PDT
in what has been the obama administration's push to rally the nation behind one of those not wars we like to engage in from time to time-- (laughter) the president still on tuesday night interrupted the prime time schedules of every major television network to walk down i killed bin laden lane-- (laughter) and make the case for american intervention in syria! because going ahead and making the speech even after the russians made that offer, and the syrians accepted it, was the best thing to do. not because they had put a deposit down on that time-- (laughter) before momentum swung to a more peaceful resolution. and apparently they can't get their money back. (laughter) the heart of the president's argument was simple. >> my fellow americans, for nearly seven decades the united station has-- united states has been the anchor of global security this has meant doing more than forging international agreements. it has meant encourse-- enforcing them. that's what makes america different, that's what makes us exceptional. >> jon: well-- no. (laughter) >> jon: that and our sculptures of elvis pre
Comedy Central
Sep 13, 2013 6:45pm PDT
as the sort of peacemaker in these negotiations. and the obama administration has cautiously backed his proposal for syria to surrender their chemical weapon stockpiles to international control. >> well, i request understand the caution. the phrase russian peace proposal is not a familiar one. i mean if you run a search on it, google assumes you misspelled it. (laughter) but you know what, what's the harm in giving this plan a go? >> no matter how you spin this it appears that putin really is kind of pulling the strings. >> putin looks like he's winning the day. >> vladimir putin has pretty much outplayed president obama if i can use an old southern term, like a broken banjo. >> he frankly walked all over. >> tossing obama around, i don't care what you say, like a rag doll. >> putin enjoys beating on obama and obama will always give up the lunch money. >> it seems like this may sound extreme but sort of cass stated the united states. >> jon: oh my god! we have had our balls cut off? ! and we don't have any more lunch money! (laughter) oh no! (cheers and applause) what does everybody ove
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